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Author: Tex Atkinson
ISBN: 0971766746
Subcategory: Military
Pages 272 pages
Publisher John M. Hardy Publishing Co.; First Edition edition (September 28, 2004)
Language English
Category: History
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eBook From the Cockpit: Coming of Age in the Korean War download

by Tex Atkinson


This is a war book written with great sensitivity and feeling - a book that is largely about life and the value of friends .

This is a war book written with great sensitivity and feeling - a book that is largely about life and the value of friends and family. It is an unusual war book in that it can be read and enjoyed by women. We have asked several women to read it, with good results. This is a hardback book with full cloth binding. Tex Atkinson does a wonderful job of telling not only of his experiences in the Korean War, but he also paints a very nice picture of his life leading up to the war. i could not put this book down. One person found this helpful.

From the Cockpit book. Atkinson spent most of his early years in and around central Texas; hence the nickname, aTex

From the Cockpit book. Kenneth aTexa Atkinson, Commander, . Atkinson spent most of his early years in and around central Texas; hence the nickname, aTex. a This book is a combination of his first-hand experiences as a Naval Aviator and personal memoirs of growing up in the 1930s and a40s. An autobiography by a native of Hillsboro, Texas  . Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking From the Cockpit: Coming of Age in the Korean War as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

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Book DescriptionAn autobiography of a naval aviator who flew over 100 combat missions in the Korean War. Tex Atkinson flew F4U Corsairs and AD Skyraiders. He served on the USS Princeton and USS Boxer. Includes excellent descriptions of the flying characteristics (and hazards) of the Corsair and Skyraider.

This is a list of books about the Korean War. Russ, Martin. Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950, Penguin, 2000, 464 pages, ISBN 0-14-029259-4. Hallion, Richard P. The Naval Air War in Korea (1986)

This is a list of books about the Korean War. The Naval Air War in Korea (1986). Warrell, Kenneth P. "Across the Yalu: Rules of Engagement and the Communist Air Sanctuary during the Korean Wa. Journal of Military History 7. (2008): 451–76. J. Airborne – A Combat History Of American Airborne Forces, The Random House Publishing Group, 2002.

From the Cockpit: Coming of Age in the Korean War. XXX: America House Book Publishers, 2002. The Role and Responsibilities of the United States in the Korean War: Critical Foreign Policy Decisions by the Truman and Eisenhower Administrations. Austin, Warren R. "Lessons of Korea. International Journal of Korean Studies 14:2 (Fall-Winter 2010): 71-99. The First Commonwealth Division: The Story of British Commonwealth Land Forces in Korea 1950-1953.

I’ve been reflecting on my blog on coming of age in the 1950s, and on. .

I’ve been reflecting on my blog on coming of age in the 1950s, and on some of the extraordinary changes I’ve observed since then, from Title IX to travel, technology, and gluten-free cuisine.

Before Vietnam, America fought in the Korean War-but its role in that conflict has been far less examined

Before Vietnam, America fought in the Korean War-but its role in that conflict has been far less examined. Award-winning historian Bruce Cumings talks about the misconceptions many people still hold, and how they distort our understanding of the current North Korean regime. I went to the Peace Corps in Korea when I was trying to avoid the War Corps in Vietnam. The Peace Corps is not a substitute for military service but it does provide a deferment. I was quite stunned by the relationship Americans in Seoul had with Koreans in the late 60s when I was there. The Americans lived on compounds and there was very little interaction with the Koreans.

An autobiography of a naval aviator who flew over 100 combat missions in the Korean War. Tex Atkinson flew F4U Corsairs and AD Skyraiders. He served on the USS Princeton and USS Boxer.

An important contribution to the history of naval aviation with detailed and often chilling accounts of combat flying during the Korean War and of straight-deck carrier operations during that time. Includes excellent descriptions of the flying characteristics (and hazards) of the Corsair and Skyraider.

Also a very human story with accounts of the author's growing up years in Hillsboro, Texas and his attendance at Southwestern University. There is an interesting account of a Willie Nelson concert to benefit the restoration of the Hill County courthouse which burned to the ground and was completely rebuilt to look like the original.

Book includes two photo sections (32 pages total) of excellent personal and naval aviation photography.

This is a much expanded and much higher quality edition than the paperback edition published by Publish America. DO NOT CONFUSE THE TWO. There is little comparison.

Wanenai
In "From the Cockpit" Tex Atkinson paints a vivid portrait of his life, with the focus on his youth spent as a Navy attack pilot in Korea. Atkinson discusses his biographical background in a flowing and interesting manner which serves to put the aviation component in a better perspective than if he had simply told about his flying adventures. The Korean War is sadly overlooked today, overshadowed by the victory of World War Two, and the tragedy of Vietnam. Korea was a conflict never really resolved: it took thousands of lives and ended exactly where it started with no net gain for either side. Unfortunately the lack of decisive victory in the 1950's is causing ever more dire situations on the peninsula today.

Tex Atkinson details his aviation career, and focuses on his stint flying F4U Corsairs and AD (A-1) Skyraiders, mostly the latter. As a pilot I have always felt the Corsair was the most graceful aircraft of its era (possibly of all time), and had heard that it was a wonderful aircraft to fly, although unforgiving especially at low speeds. Mr. Atkinson reinforces those preconceptions and vividly conveys the challenge of flying the Corsair, and especially of bringing it aboard the carrier. In contrast I always viewed the Skyraider as a brute force aircraft; unglamorous, but tough. In that regard Mr. Atkinson reinforced my impressions of the aircraft as a tough and capable aircraft, but also showed its true endearing qualities, notably the excellent powered flight controls, stability as a bomber, and stable landing characteristics. For this enlightenment I am grateful.

The book is easy to read, but often thought provoking, especially as he discusses the relationships he had (and has) with his squadron mates, relationships that left permanent impacts on him, despite their frequent sad brevity. Korea is an important war to study: there was much valor on display, and the decisions and mistakes made between 1950 and 1953 continue to shape the world today. For those unfamiliar with the air war over Korea, this is a great place to start. Thank you for your service, Tex!
Zan
Tex Atkinson does a wonderful job of telling not only of his experiences in the Korean War, but he also paints a very nice picture of his life leading up to the war. i could not put this book down. Bravo Tex Atkinson!
Talrajas
Attention Mr. Spielberg and Mr. Hanks.... This book will make a great movie about a war that history often overlooks.